Shane Benjamin

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Durango police searching for attempted murder suspect

Police are searching for a man suspected of attempted murder for trying to slash another man’s neck last weekend in downtown Durango. An arrest warrant has been issued for Sean Christopher...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police officer credited with saving baby’s life

A Durango police officer is credited with saving a baby’s life last weekend while responding to an unrelated call. On Sunday, Cpl. Juan Gallegos was dispatched to an in-town apartment complex,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who broke into buildings occupied by officers gets probation

A Bayfield woman who broke into two buildings, both occupied by law enforcement officers, was sentenced Friday to 18 months of probation. Susan Murphy-Snively experienced a mental breakdown,...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged in connection with double stabbing at homeless camp

A Durango man suspected of stabbing two men at a homeless camp west of city limits was charged Friday with three counts of assault. Hernando Tsosie, 39, is being held at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man charged on suspicion of taking upskirt video at Walmart

An Ignacio man suspected of taking video up the skirt of a woman at Walmart in Durango was charged Friday with invasion of privacy for sexual gratification and sexual exploitation of a child. Jaime...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who fell rescued from La Plata Mountains

Rescue workers were able to reach a 76-year-old Durango man who fell and injured his head Monday in the La Plata Mountains west of Durango. Rescue workers received a distress signal about 10:35...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Algae bloom blossoms in Animas River south of Durango

A stretch of the Animas River south of Durango has turned fluorescent green from an algae bloom. The growth is most pronounced downstream of the South Durango Sanitation District treatment plant,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado residents receive letters about personal data exposure

About 621,000 Colorado residents will receive letters from the State Court Administrator’s Office notifying them that personal-identifying information was temporarily published online. Residents in...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police investigate double stabbing at homeless camp

Police were searching Tuesday for a man suspected of stabbing two people early Monday at a homeless camp west of Durango city limits. Hernando Tsosie, 39, is suspected of stabbing the men shortly...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four-time drunken driving offender gets jail for hit-and-run

A Durango man with three previous drunken driving offenses was sentenced Friday to two years in jail and 10 years of probation for running over two pedestrians while driving drunk. Cruz Baca, 39,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

One dead in rollover crash north of Durango

A man driving a white pickup died in a rollover crash Friday evening north of Hermosa. The crash occurred about 6 p.m. near the top of Shalona Hill where County Road 250 connects with U.S. Highway...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine’s bail lowered by judge

A district court judge on Tuesday lowered bail for Mark Redwine, the man accused of killing his son, Dylan, from $1 million cash-only to $750,000 cash surety – meaning he can post bail through a...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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